New Patient Information
We look forward to providing you with the areas best Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology & Cardiology healthcare. Please read through the information below to better prepare you for your first appointment.
What to bring to your first appointment:
- your insurance card
- physician referral forms, if required by insurance
- your current prescriptions or over-the-counter medications you take
- pertinent information about your medical and surgical history
- any recent x-rays or relevant medical records you may have
- click here to download the forms you will need to fill out and bring with you
- For an appointment, please call us at 336-538-2494
PLEASE NOTE: At your first appointment, please bring with you the name, address, and phone number of the pharmacy that you wish to use. If your prescriptions are filled by a mail order pharmacy, please let us know the name, phone number, and fax number of this service. This will facilitate our being able to write and refill your prescriptions in a prompt manner.
Prepare for your office visit by:
Organizing your thoughts to make the most of your limited time.
Make lists or write down what you don’t want to forget.
Keep a diary.
Bring a friend or family member along particularly if you get tongue-tied in a doctor’s office.
During your office visit:
Ask, what is my diagnosis?
Do I understand it well enough to explain it to a family member? If not, have the physician explain it to you again.
Ask, what can be done to improve my situation?
Ask, are there any lab or diagnostic tests for me?
Ask, why am I doing that?
How do I arrange and prepare for the tests?
Will the physician call me with the results or should I call the office?
What medications are being prescribed for me?
What are the expected side effects? Note: Just because a physician mentions side effects does not mean you are going to experience these side effects
Don’t waste time. Time wasted playing with prescriptions, hassling with managed care issues, and struggling with certification logistics is time you are not spending with your health care provider on important issues.
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